A loan of $450 helped to buy and sell 9 home improvement products and 14 solar lamps.

Zoenabo's story

Needing to increase her sales volume of home improvement products and gas products, Zoénabo, aged 39, is a resident of Sector 23 in Ouagadougou, and she would like to purchase 9 home improvement products and 14 solar lamps to satisfy customer needs. The overall amount of her financial need is 211,250 francs CFA. Zoénabo is a married mother of four children, of whom three go to school. She lacks the funds necessary to acquire these products. It must also be said that she is benefiting from expanding the range of her products by offering solar lamps, which are needed among her customers, mostly women with very low incomes.

Thus, by selling home improvement products and solar lamps acquired with the help of this loan, Zoénabo will help improve living conditions for her co-wives, her family, and herself, thanks to the money and time that will be saved. Beyond this, she envisions including the sale of refilled gas bottles [butane fuel, for example] to facilitate access to refueling for her customers. She also envisions further increasing her revenues and becoming a trader in the long term.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey

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